I struggled with this photo. We planned and had time to do this at the beach. After the guests huddled close together under umbrellas I couldn't keep them there for a group photo. As John Cruz played the crowd surrounded him, the beat was great and it was a perfect opportunity to interrupt and take the photo. But it's John Cruz?! Shoot! Thanks to my team of gals & Matt Shumate who encouraged me to do it. I stood there thinking, 'Ten years from now what will they want more? John Cruz live for another song or a group photo capturing all their family and friends"? We chose the latter. I am sad that Matt lives in Washington. We were blessed to have him come out for the Hawaii wedding. He travels & it's worth it.
Love this photo!!!!
Friday, May 13, 2011
We started out as acquaintances and by the wedding day we were friends. This darling couple chose Waimanalo Beach & Polo Field as their wedding location for one reason, it was where they fell in love. The gray clouds, non-stop sprinkle and soft wind didn't stop them from making their vows in front of all their family & friends, (including his brother who just had a baby and his lovely wife let him go be by his brother's side) most of them out of towners, on May 7, 2011. Matt Shumate's Photography captured the love that poured out all evening long! They arrived in style, a loaner old school VW blue bug. The party started when they pulled straight up to the tent. John Cruz did a wonderful kick-a$$ job of putting a groove in the house! Beaches and Backyards Catering killed it with their fresh catch, Waimanalo corn on the cob & Nalo greens. Aloha Party Rentals went above & beyond setting up in the bad weather. Verse One Productions & Custom Audio kept the party going with fabulous tunes & live music. My favorite part of the evening is these darling girls came in and stole the show when they did their hula. It was a great party! Don't worry about the weather, it's all about who is around you and why you are there.